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Francisco Moreira

Coordinator of the Biodiversity in Agricultural and Forest Ecosystems Research Area

Email: fmoreira(a#t)isa.ulisboa.pt

Catry F.X., Branco M., Moreira F., Sousa E., Rego F., 2022, Ambrosia beetle attacks in Mediterranean cork oak forests following fire: which factors drive host selection? Fire 5(4): 115.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/fire5040115)

Moreira F, Ascoli D, Safford H, Adams MA, Moreno JM, Pereira JMC, Catry FX, Armesto J, Bond W, González ME, Curt T, Koutsias N, McCaw L, Price O, Pausas JG, Rigolot E, Stephens S, Tavsanoglu C, Vallejo VR, Van Wilgen BW, Xanthopoulos G, Fernandes PM, 2020, Wildfire management in Mediterranean-type regions: paradigm change needed. Environmental Research Letters 15 (1): 011001.

(doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab541e)

Acácio, V., Dias, F.S., Catry, F.X., Bugalho, M., Moreira F., 2019, Long-term dynamics of canopy cover in Mediterranean evergreen oak woodlands reveals a degradation trend determined by management and climate. In Ecology Across Borders: Embedding Ecology in Sustainable Development Goals – Book of Abstracts.  15th EEF - European Ecological Federation Congress. Ecology across borders. Embedding ecology in sustainable development goals, Lisbon, 29th July-2nd August, pp. 493.

Santana, J.; Leitão, P.J., Ribeiro, P.F., Pedroso, R., Morgado, R., Catry, I., Marques, A.T., Reino, L. Beja, P., Lomba, A. & Moreira, F., 2019, Trends of Mediterranean grassland birds under land use and climate changes. In Rabaça, J.E., Godinho C., Roque, I. (Eds.). Bird Numbers 2019: counting birds counts – Book of Abstracts. 21st Conference of the European Bird Census Council, Évora, 8-12 April, pp. 23

Bernardino, J., Bevanger, K., Barrientos, R., Dwyer, J.F., Marques, A.T., Martins, R.C., Shaw, J.M., Silva, J.P., Moreira, F., 2018, Bird collisions with power lines: State of the art and priority areas for research. Biological Conservation, 222: 1-13.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.02.029)

Catry, I., Sampaio, A., Silva, M.C., Moreira, F., Franco, A.M.A., Catry, T., 2018, Combining stable isotope analysis and conventional techniques to improve knowledge of the diet of the European Roller Coracias garrulus. Ibis 161(2): 272-285

(doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12625)

D’Amico, M., Catry, I., Martins, R.C., Ascensão, F., Barrientos, R., Moreira, F., 2018, Bird on the wire: Landscape planning considering costs and benefits for bird populations coexisting with power lines. Ambio 47: 650656.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-018-1025-z)

Marques, A.T., Martins, R.C., Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J.M. & Moreira., F., 2018, Collisions with transmission power lines in two threatened bustard species: spatial, temporal and environmental drivers. Encontro Ciência 2017. 3 a 4 Julho de 2018. Lisboa. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. (Oral presentation)

Moreira, F., Martins, R.C., Catry, I., D’Amico, M., 2018, Drivers of power line use by white storks: A case study of birds nesting on anthropogenic structures. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2263-2273.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13149)

Reino, L., Schindler, S., Santana, J., Porto, M., Morgado, R., Moreira, F., Pita, R., Mira, A., Rotenberry, J.T., Beja, P., 2018, Mismatches between habitat preferences and risk avoidance for birds in intensive Mediterranean farmland. European Journal of Wildlife Management, 64:48

(doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-018-1207-9)

Acácio, V., Dias, F.S., Catry, F.X., Rocha, M., Moreira, F., 2017, Landscape dynamics in Mediterranean oak forests under global change: understanding the role of anthropogenic and environmental drivers across forest types. Global Change Biology 23:1199-1217.

(doi: 10.1111/gcb.13487)

Catry, I., Marcelino, J. Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2017, Landscape determinants of European roller foraging habitat: implications for the definition of agri-environmental measures for species conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 553-566.

(doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1241-4)

Catry, T., Moreira, F., Alcazar, R., Rocha, P., Catry, I., 2017, Mechanisms and fitness consequences of laying decisions in a migratory raptor. Behavioral Ecology 28: 222-232.

(doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw150)

Madeira, P.M., Chefaoui, R.M., Cunha, R.L., Moreira, F., Dias, S., Calado, G. & Castilho, R., 2017, High unexpected genetic diversity of a narrow endemic terrestrial mollusc. PeerJ 5:e3069.

(doi: 10.7717/peerj.3069)

Marcelino, J., Moreira, F., Mañosa, S., Cuscó, F., Morales, M.B., García de la Morena, E. L., Bota, G., Palmeirim, J.M., Silva, J.P, 2017, Tracking data of the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax in Iberia shows high anthropogenic mortality.

(doi: 10.1017/S095927091700051X)

Moreira, F., Encarnação, V., Rosa, G., Gilbert, N., Infante, S., Costa, J., D’Amico, M., Martins, R.C., Catry, I., 2017, Wired: impacts of increasing power line use by a growing bird population. Environmental Research Letters 12: 024019. 

(doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5c74)

Pina, S., Vasconcelos, S., Reino, L., Santana, J., Beja, P., Sánchez-Oliver, J.S., Catry, I., Moreira, F., Ferreira, S., 2017, The Orthoptera of Castro Verde Special Protection Area (Southern Portugal): new data and conservation value. ZooKeys 691: 19-48.

(doi: 10.3897/zookeys.691.14842)

Catry, I., Catry, T., Alho, M., Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2016, Sexual and parent-offspring dietary segregation in a colonial raptor as revealed by stable isotopes. Journal of Zoology 299: 58-67.

(doi: 10.1111/jzo.12324)

Catry, I., Encarnação, V., Pacheco, C., Catry, T., Tenreiro, P., da Silva, L.P., Leão, F., Bally, F., Roda, S., Lopes, S., Capela, C., Alonso, H., Saldanha, S., Urbano, O., Saraiva, J., Encarnação, P., Sequeira, N., Mendes, M., Monteiro, P., Elias, G, 2016, / 2017). Recent changes on migratory behaviour of the White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Portugal: towards the end of migration? Airo 24: 28-35.

Catry, I., Marcelino, J., Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2016, Landscape determinants of European roller foraging habitat: implications for the definition of agri-environmental measures for species conservation.

(doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1241-4)

Deus, E., Silva, J.S., Catry, F.X., Rocha. M., Moreira, F., 2016, Google Street View as an alternative method to car surveys in large-scale vegetation assessments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188: 1-14.

(doi: 10.1007/s10661-016-5555-1)

Moreira, F., Fontes, I., Dias, S., Silva, J.B., Loupa Ramos, I., 2016, Contrasting static versus dynamic typologies of land cover patterns in the Lisbon metropolitan area: towards a better understanding of peri-urban areas. Applied Geography 75: 46-59. 

(doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.08.004)

Ribeiro, P.F., Santos, J.L., Santana, J., Reino, L., Leitão, P.J., Beja, P., Moreira, F., 2016, Landscape makers and landscape takers: links between farming systems and landscape patterns along an intensification gradient. Landscape Ecology 31(4): 791-805. 

(doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0287-0)

Santos, M., Bessa, R., Pacheco, F., Leitão, D., Moreira, F., Pinto, M., Lecoq, M., Cabral, J.A., Silva, J.P., 2016, Using a new framework to forecast spatially explicit impacts of land use change and infrastructural developments on the little bustard breeding populations. Bird Conservation International 26(4): 418-435. 

(doi: 10.1017/S0959270915000258)

Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Deus, E., Silva, J.S., Águas, A., 2015, Assessing the extent and the environmental drivers of Eucalyptus globulus wildling establishment in Portugal – results from a countrywide survey. Biological Invasions 17: 3163-3181.

(doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-0943-y)

Catry, I., Catry, T., Patto, P., Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2015, Differential heat tolerance in nestlings suggests sympatric species may face different climate change risks. Climate Research 66: 13-24.

(doi: 10.3354/cr01329)

Leitão, PJ., Schwieder, M., Suess, S., Catry, I., Milton, EJ., Moreira, F., Osborne, PE., Pinto, MJ., van der Linden, S., Hostert, P., 2015, Mapping beta diversity from space: Sparse Generalised Dissimilarity Modelling (SGDM) for analysing high-dimensional data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 764-771.

(doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12378)

Moreira, F., Calado, G., Dias, S., 2015, Conservation Status of a Recently Described Endemic Land Snail, Candidula coudensis, from the Iberian Peninsula. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138464.

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138464)

Silva, J.S., Catry, F.X., Moreira. F., Bugalho, M.N., 2015, The effects of deer exclusion on the development of a Mediterranean plant community affected by a wildfire. Restoration Ecology 23(6): 760-767. [Download]

(doi: 10.1111/rec.12242)

Silva, JP.*, Catry, I.*, Moreira, F., Palmeirim, JM., 2015, Freezing heat: thermally imposed constraints on the daily activity patterns of a free-ranging grassland bird. Ecosphere 6: 119 (* join first authors).

(doi: 10.1890/ES14-00454.1)

Águas, A., Ferreira, A., Maia, P., Fernandes, P., Roxo, L., Keiser, J., Silva, J.S., Rego, F., Moreira, F., 2014, Natural establishment of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. in burnt stands in Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 323: 47-56.

Beja, P., Schindler, S., Santana, J., Porto, M., Morgado, R., Moreira, F., Pita, R., Mira, A., Reino, L., 2014, Predators and livestock reduce bird nest survival in intensive Mediterranean farmland. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60(2): 249-258.

(doi: 10.1007/s10344-013-0773-0)

Catry, I., Catry, T., Granadeiro, JP., Franco, AMA., Moreira, F., 2014, Unravelling migration routes and wintering grounds of European rollers using light-level geolocators. Journal of Ornithology 155: 1071-1075. [Download]

(doi: 10.1007%2Fs10336-014-1097-x)

Catry, I., Franco, AMA., Moreira, F., 2014, Easy but ephemeral food: exploring the trade-offs of agricultural practices in the foraging decisions of Lesser Kestrels on farmland. Bird Study 61: 447-456.

(doi: 10.1080/00063657.2014.953031)

Maia, P., Keiser, J., Vasques, A., Abrantes, A., Roxo, L., Fernandes, P., Ferreira, A., Moreira, F., 2014, Post-fire plant diversity and abundance in pine and eucalypt stands in Portugal: effects of biogeography, topography, forest type and post-fire management. Forest Ecology and Management 334:154-162.

Ribeiro, P.F., Santos, J.L., Bugalho, M.N., Santana, J., Reino, L., Beja, P., Moreira, F., 2014, Modeling farming system dynamics in High Nature Value Farmland under policy change. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 15: 138-144.

(doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.11.002)

Santana, J., Reino, L., Stoate, C., Borralho, R., Carvalho, C. R., Schindler, S., Moreira, F., Bugalho, M.N., Ribeiro, P.F., Lima Santos, J., Vaz, A., Morgado, R., Porto, M., Beja, P., 2014, Mixed effects of long-term conservation investment in Natura 2000 farmland. Conservation Letters 7: 467-477.

(doi: 10.1111/conl.12077)

Silva, J.P., Estanque, B., Moreira, F. & Palmeirim, J.M. , 2014, Population density and habitat use by female Little Bustards during lek attendance, nesting and brood-rearing. Journal of Ornithology 155(1): 53-63.

(doi: 10.1007/s10336-013-0986-8)

Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J.M., Alcazar, R., Correia, R., Delgado, A. & Moreira, F. , 2014, A spatially explicit approach to assess the collision risk between birds and overhead power lines: a case study with the little bustard. Biological Conservation 170: 256-263.

(doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.12.026)

Silva, J.S., Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Lopes, T., Forte, T., Bugalho, M.N., 2014, Effect of deer on the post-fire recovery of a Mediterranean plant community in Central Portugal. Journal of Forest Research 19(2):276-284.

(doi: 10.1007/s10310-013-0415-0)

Catry, FX., Moreira, F., Tujeira, R., Silva, JS., 2013, Post-fire survival and regeneration of Eucalyptus globulus in forest plantations in Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 194-203.

(doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.036)

Catry, FX., Pausas, JG., Moreira, F., Fernandes, PM., Rego, F., 2013, Post-fire response variability in Mediterranean Basin tree species in Portugal. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22: 919-932.

(doi: 10.1071/WF12215)

Catry, I., Franco, A.M.A., Rocha, P., Alcazar, R., Reis, S., Cordeiro, A., Ventim, R., Teodósio, J. & Moreira F. , 2013, Foraging habitat quality constrains effectiveness of artificial nest site provisioning in reversing population declines in a colonial cavity nester. PLoS ONE 8: e58320.[Download]

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058320)

Dias, S., Moreira, F., Beja, P., Carvalho, M., Gordinho, L., Reino, L., Oliveira, V. & Rego F., 2013, Landscape effects on large scale abundance patterns of turtle doves Streptopelia turtur in Portugal. European Journal of Wildlife Research 59: 531-541.

(doi: 10.1007/s10344-013-0702-2)

Fernandes, P.M., Davies, G.M., Ascoli, D., Fernández, C., Moreira, F., Rigolot, E., Stoof, K., Vega, J.A., Molina, D., 2013, Prescribed burning in southern Europe: developing fire management in a dynamic landscape. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(s1): e4–e14.

Lomba, A., Gonçalves, J., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2013, Simulating long‐term effects of abandonment on plant diversity in Mediterranean mountain farmland. Plant Biosystems 147(2): 328-342.

(doi: 10.1080/11263504.2012.716794)

Lomba, A., Vaz, A.S., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2013, Hierarchic species area relationships and the management of forest habitat islands in intensive farmland. Forest Ecology and Management 29 (1): 190-198.

(doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.11.012)

Moreira, F., Ferreira, A., Abrantes, N., Catry, F., Fernandes, P., Roxo, L., Keizer, J.J., Silva, J., 2013, Occurrence of native and exotic invasive trees in burned pine and eucalypt plantations: Implications for post-fire forest conversion. Ecological Engineering 58: 296-302.

(doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.07.014)

Oliveira, S., Moreira, F., Boca, R., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. & Pereira, J.M.C.,, 2013, Assessment of fire selectivity in relation to land cover and topography. A comparison between Southern European countries. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(5): 620-630.

(doi: 10.1071/WF12053)

Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Cardillo, E., Pausas, J.G., 2012, Post‐fire management of cork oak forests. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 195-222.

(doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2208-8_9)

Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Pausas, J.G., Fernandes, P.M., Rego, F., Cardillo, E. & Curt, T., 2012, Cork oak vulnerability to fire: the role of bark harvesting, tree characteristics and abiotic factors. PlosOne 7(6): e39810

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039810)

Jactel, H., Branco, M., Duncker, P., Gardiner, B., Grodzki, W., Langstrom, B., Moreira, F., Netherer, S., Nicoll, B., Orazio, C., Piou, D., Schelhaas, M. & Tojic, K., 2012, A multicriteria risk analysis to evaluate impacts of forest management alternatives on forest health in Europe. Ecology and Society 17(4): 52.

(doi: 10.5751/ES-04897-170452)

Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., de las Heras, J., 2012, Post‐fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, 329p. ISBN: 978-94-007-2207-1.

Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, Vallejo, R., Heras, J., Corona, P., Xanthopoulos, G., Fernandes, P., Papageorgiou, K., 2012, Setting the scene for post‐fire management. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 1-19.

Moreira, F., Leitão, P.J., Synes, N., Alcazar, R., Catry, I., Carrapato, C., Delgado, A., Estanque, B., Ferreira, F., Geraldes, P., Gomes, M., Guilherme, J., Henriques, I., Lecoq, M., Leitão, D., Marques, A.T., Morgado, R., Pedroso, R., Prego, I., 2012, Population trends in the steppe birds of Castro Verde in the period 2006‐2011: impacts of a drought event and land use changes. Airo 22: 79‐89.

Moreira, F., Silva, J.P., Estanque, B., Palmeirim, J.M., Lecoq, M., Pinto, M., Leitão, D., Alonso, I., Pedroso, R., Santos, E., Catry, T., Silva, P., Henriques, I. & Delgado A., 2012, Mosaic‐level inference of the impact of land cover changes in agricultural landscapes on biodiversity: a case‐study with a threatened grassland bird. PloSOne 7(6): e38876.

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038876)

Rocha, P., Morales, M. & Moreira, F., 2012, Nest site habitat selection and nesting performance of the great bustard Otis tarda in southern Portugal: implications for conservation. Bird Conservation International 23 (3):323-336.

(doi: 10.1017/S0959270912000202)

San‐Miguel‐Ayanz, J., Rodrigues, M., Oliveira, S., Pacheco, C., Moreira, F., Duguy, B., Camia, A., 2012, Land cover change and fire regime in the European Mediterranean region. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 21-45.

Vallejo, R., Arianoutsou, M., Moreira, F., 2012, Fire ecology and post‐fire restoration approaches in southern European forest types. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 93-119.

Carmo, M., Moreira, F., Casimiro, P. & Vaz, P., 2011, Land use and topography influence on wildfire occurrence in northern Portugal. Landscape and Urban Planning 100: 169‐176.

(doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.11.017)

Leitão, P., Moreira, F. & Osborne, P., 2011, Effects of geographical sampling bias on habitat models of species distributions: a case study with steppe birds in southern Portugal. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 25: 439-453.[Download]

(doi: 10.1080/13658816.2010.531020)

Lomba, A., Bunce, R., Jongman, R., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2011, Interactions between abiotic filters, landscape structure and species traits as determinants of dairy farmland plant diversity. Landscape and Urban Planning 99: 248-258.

(doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.09.005)

Lomba, A., Vicente, J., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2011, Effects of multiple factors on plant diversity of forest fragments in intensive farmland of Northern Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 262: 2219‐2228.[Download]

(doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.08.014)

Marques, S., Borges, J.G., Garcia‐Gonzalo, J., Moreira, F., Carreira, J.M.B., Oliveira, M.M., Cantarinha, A., Botequim, B. & Pereira, J.M.C., 2011, Characterization of wildfires in Portugal. European Journal of Forest Research 130: 775‐784.

(doi: 10.1007/s10342‐010‐0470‐4)

Moreira, F., Viedma, O., Arianoutsou, M., Curt, T., Koutsias, N., Rigolot, E., Barbati, A., Corona, P., Vaz, P., Xanthopoulos, G., Mouillot, F. & Bilgili, E., 2011, Landscape wildfire interactions in Southern Europe: implications for landscape management. Journal of Environmental Management 92: 2389‐2402.

(doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.06.028)

Seidl, R., Fernandes, P., Fonseca, T., Gillet, F., Jonsson, A.M., Merganicova, K., Netherer, S., Arpaci, A., Bontemps, J., Bugmann, H., Gonzalez‐Olabarria, J., Lasch, P., Meredieu, C., Moreira, F., Schelhaas, M.J. & Mohren, F., 2011, Modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems: a review. Ecological Modelling 222: 903‐924.[URL]

Silva, J.S., Vaz, P., Moreira F, Catry F.X., Rego F.C., 2011, Wildfires as a major driver of landscape dynamics in three fire‐prone areas of Portugal. Landscape and Urban Planning 101: 349‐358.

(doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.03.001)

Acácio, V., Holmgren, M., Moreira, F., Mohren, G., 2010, Oak Persistence in Mediterranean Landscapes: The Combined Role of Management, Topography, and Wildfires. Ecology and Society 15 (4): 40. [URL]

Barbati, A., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De Las Heras, J., Fernandes, P., Moreira, F., Papageorgiou, K., Vallejo, R., Xanthopoulos, G., 2010, Post-fire forest management in southern Europe: a COST action for gathering and disseminating scientific knowledge. iForest 3: 5-7.

Catry, F.X., Rego, F., Moreira, F., Fernades, P.M., Pausas, J.G., 2010, Post-fire tree mortality in mixed forests of central Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 206: 1184-1192.

Catry, F.X., Rego, F.C., Silva, J.S., Moreira, F., Camia, A., Ricotta, C. and Conedera, M., 2010, Fire Starts and Human Activities. In: Silva, J. S., Rego, F., Fernandes, P. and Rigolot, E. (Eds), Towards Integrated Fire Management – Outcomes of the European Project Fire Paradox, European Forest Institute Research Report 23, Joensuu, pp: 9-22.

Delgado, A., Moreira, F., 2010, Between-year variations in little bustard Tetrax tetrax population densities are influenced by agricultural intensification and rainfall. Ibis 152: 633-642.

Leitão, P, Moreira, F., Osborne, P., 2010, Breeding habitat selection by steppe birds in Castro Verde: a remote sensing and advanced statistics approach. Ardeola 57: 93-116.

Lomba, A., Pellissier, L., Randin, C., Vicente, J., Moreira, F., Honrado, J., Guisan, A., 2010, Overcoming the rare species modelling paradox: a novel hierarchical framework applied to an Iberian endemic plant. Biological Conservation 143: 2647-2657.

Moreira, F., Catry, F.X., Rego, F., Bação, F., 2010, Size-dependent pattern of wildfire ignitions in Portugal: when do ignitions turn into big fires? Landscape Ecology, 25: 1405-1417.

Moreira, F., Catry, F.X., Silva, J.S., Rego, F., 2010, Ecologia do fogo e gestão de áreas ardidas, ISA Press, Lisboa, 327p. [Download]

Morgado, R., Beja, P., Reino, L., Gordinho, L., Delgado, A., Borralho, R., Moreira, F., 2010, Calandra lark habitat selection: Strong fragmentation effects in a grassland specialist. Acta Oecologica 36: 63-73.

Reino, L., Porto, M., Morgado, R., Moreira, F., Fabião, A., Santana, J., Delgado, A., Gordinho, L., Cal, J., Beja, P., 2010, Effects of changed grazing regimes and habitat fragmentation on Mediterranean grassland birds. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 138: 27-34.

Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J., Moreira, F., 2010, Higher breeding densities of the threatened little bustard Tetrax tetrax occur in larger grassland fields: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 143: 2553-2558.

Silva, J.P., Santos, M., Queirós, M., Leitão, D., Moreira, F., Pinto, M., Lecoq, M., Cabral, J.A., 2010, Estimating the influence of overhead transmission power lines and landscape context on the density of the little bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding populations. Ecological Modelling 221: 1954-1963.

Acácio, V., Holmgren, M., Rego, F., Moreira, F., Mohren, G., 2009, Are drought and wildfires turning Mediterranean cork oak forests into persistent shrublands? Agroforestry Systems 76: 389-400.

Catry, F., Moreira, F., Duarte, I., Acácio, V,., 2009, Factors affecting post-fire crown regeneration in cork oak trees (Quercus suber L). European Journal of Forest Research 128: 231-240.

Catry, F., Rego, F., Bação, F., Moreira, F., 2009, Modelling and mapping wildfire ignition risk in Portugal. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 921-931.

Jactel, H., Nicoll, B., Branco, M., Gonzalez-Olabarria, J.R.,Grodzki, W., Långström, B., Moreira, F., Netherer, S., Orazio, C., Piou, D., Santos, H., Schelhaas, M.J., Tojic, K., Vodde, F., 2009, The influences of forest stand management on biotic and abiotic risks of damage. Annals of Forest Science 66 (701): 1-18.

Moreira, F., Catry, F., Duarte, I., Acácio, V., Silva, J., 2009, A conceptual model of sprouting responses in relation to fire damage: an example with cork oak (Quercus suber L) trees in Southern Portugal. Plant Ecology 201: 77-85.

Moreira, F., Catry, F., Lopes, T., Bugalho, M., Rego, F., 2009, Comparing survival and size of resprouts and planted trees for post-fire forest restoration in central Portugal. Ecological Engineering 35: 870-873

(doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2008.12.017)

Moreira, F., Vallejo, R., 2009, What to do after fire? Post-fire restoration. In: Birot, Y. (ed.) European Forest Institute Discussion Paper nº 15 SICT 2011 - "Living with wildfires: what science can tell us. A contribution to the Science-Policy dialogue".

Moreira, F., Vaz, P., Catry, F., Silva, J.S., 2009, Regional variations in wildfire preference for land cover types in Portugal: implications for landscape management to minimise fire hazard. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 563-574.

(doi: 10.1071/WF07098)

Pita, R., Mira, A., Moreira, F., Morgado, R., Beja, P., 2009, Influence of landscape characteristics on carnivore diversity and abundance in Mediterranean farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 132: 57-65.

Silva, J., Moreira, F., Vaz, P., Catry, F., Godinho-Ferreira, P., 2009, Assessing the relative fire proneness of different forest types in Portugal. Plant Biosystems 143: 597-608.

(doi: 10.1080/11263500903233250)

Catry, F.X., Rego, F.C., Moreira, F., Bação, F., 2008, Characterizing and modelling the spatial patterns of wildfire ignitions in Portugal: fire initiation and resulting burned área. In: Heras, J. Brebbia, C. Viegas, D. Leone, V. Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires, pp: 1-10.

Costa, J.L, Domingos, I., Assis, C.A., Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Feunteun, E., Costa, M.J., 2008, Comparative ecology of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L., 1758), in a large Iberian river. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81: 421-434.

Moreira, F. and Russo, D., 2007, Modelling the impact of agricultural abandonment and wildfires on vertebrate diversity in Mediterranean Europe. Landscape Ecology 22: 1461-1476.

Moreira, F., Duarte, I., Catry, F., Acácio, V., 2007, Cork extraction as a key factor determining post-fire cork oak survival in a mountain region of Southern Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 253: 30-37.

Moreira, F., Leitão, P.J., Morgado, R., Alcazar, R., Cardoso, A., Carrapato, C., Delgado, A., Geraldes, P., Gordinho, L., Henriques, I., Lecoq, M., Leitão, D., Marques, A.T., Pedroso, R., Prego, I., Reino, L., Rocha, P., Tomé, R., 2007, Spatial distribution patterns, habitat correlates and population estimates of steppe birds in Castro Verde. Airo 17: 5-30.

Moreira, F., 2006, Group size and composition are correlated with population density in the group-territorial blue korhaan (Eupodotis caerulescens). African Journal of Ecology 44: 444-451.

Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Fernandes, P., Mazzoleni, S., Rigolot, E., Vallejo, R., 2006, What to do after fire? The contribution of the PHOENIX Project Centre to post-fire management (abstract). Forest Ecology and Management 234, Supp. 1: Page S246.

Moreira, F., Queiroz, A.I. & Aronson, J., 2006, Restoration principles applied to cultural landscapes. Journal for Nature Conservation 14: 217-224.

Moreira, F., Russo, D., 2006, Wildfires and vertebrate biodiversity in the Mediterranean region: Is fire good or bad? (abstract). Forest Ecology and Management 234, Supp. 1: Page S181.

Moreira, F., Beja, P., Morgado, R., Reino, L., Gordinho, L., Delgado, A. & Borralho, R., 2005, Effects of field management and landscape context on grassland wintering birds in Southern Portugal. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 109: 59-74.

Moreira, F., Pinto, M.J., Henriques, I. & Marques, T., 2005, Importance of low-intensity farming systems for fauna, flora and habitats protected under the European “Birds” and “Habitats” Directives: is agriculture essential for preserving biodiversity in the Mediterranean region? In: Burk, A.R. (Ed), Trends in Biodiversity Research, Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp: 117-145.

Pinto, M., Rocha, P. & Moreira, F., 2005, Long-term trends in great bustard (Otis tarda) populations in Portugal suggest concentration in single high quality area. Biological Conservation 124: 415-423.

Rocha, P., Marques, A.T. & Moreira, F., 2005, Seasonal variation in great bustard (Otis tarda) diet in South Portugal, with a focus on the animal component. Ardeola 52: 371-376.

Moreira, F., 2004, Distribution patterns and conservation status of four bustard species (Family Otididae) in a montane grassland of South Africa. Biological Conservation 118: 91-100.

Moreira, F., Morgado, R. & Arthur, S., 2004, Great bustard (Otis tarda) habitat selection in relation to agricultural use in southern Portugal. Wildlife Biology 10: 251-260.

Pinto-Correia, T., Ramos, I.L. & Moreira, F., 2004, Overview of landscape research and assessment in Portugal. Belgeo 2 (3): 329-336.

Rocha, P., Silva, J.P., Cruz, C.M., Cruz, C., Cangarato, R., Janeiro, C., Moreira, F., Pedro, J., Delgado, A., 2004, Contagens de sisão Tetrax tetrax no Campo Branco em período não reprodutor. Airo 14: 89-93.

Moreira, F., Delgado, A., Ferreira, S., Borralho, R., Oliveira, N., Inácio, M., Silva, J.S. & Rego, F., 2003, Effects of prescribed fire on vegetation structure and breeding birds in young Pinus pinaster stands of Northern Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 184: 225-237.

Rosa, S., Palmeirim, J. & Moreira, F., 2003, Factors affecting waterbird abundance and species richness in an increasingly urbanized area of the Tagus estuary in Portugal. Waterbirds 26 (2): 226-232.

Delgado, A. & Moreira, F., 2002, Do wheat, barley and oats provide similar habitat and food resources for birds in cereal steppes? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 93: 441-446.  

Leitão, P., Morgado, R., Delgado, A. & Moreira, F., 2002, Influence of landscape metrics on bird populations of arable farmland in southern Portugal. Chamberlain, D.E. & Wilson, A.M. (Eds), Avian Landscape Ecology: Pure and applied issues in the largescale ecology of birds, Proceedings of the 11th IALE (UK) Conference, IALE, (UK), Thetford, pp: 318-321.

Moreira, F., Ferreira, P.G., Rego, F. & Bunting, S., 2001, Landscape changes and breeding bird assemblages in northwestern Portugal. Landscape Ecology 16: 175-187.  

Moreira, F., Rego, F. & Ferreira, P.G., 2001, Temporal (1958-1995) pattern of change in a cultural landscape of northwestern Portugal: implications for fire occurrence. Landscape Ecology 16: 557-567.  

Delgado, A. & Moreira, F., 2000, Bird assemblages of an Iberian cereal steppe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 78: 65-76.  

Morgado, R. & Moreira, F., 2000, Seasonal population dynamics, nest site selection, sex-ratio and clutch size of the Great Bustard Otis tarda in two adjacent lekking areas. Ardeola 47: 237-246.

Moreira, F., 1999, On the use by birds of intertidal areas of the Tagus: implications for management. Aquatic Ecology 33: 301-309.  

Moreira, F., 1999, Relationships between vegetation structure and breeding bird densities in fallow cereal steppes in Castro Verde, Portugal. Bird Study 46: 309-318.

Beja, P., Moreira, F., Oliveira, G. & Palmeirim, J., 1996, Invernada de aves em biótopos agrícolas da Costa Sudoeste portuguesa. Ciência e Natureza 2: 115-120.

Leitão, D. & Moreira, F., 1996, Estrutura e composição das comunidades de aves nidificantes na região de Castro Verde. Ciência e Natureza 2: 103-107.

Moreira, F. & Leitão, D., 1996, A comunidade de aves nidificantes nos pousios da região de Castro Verde. Ciência e Natureza 2: 109-113.

Moreira, F. & Leitão, D. , 1996, A preliminary study of the breeding bird community of fallows of cereal steppes in southern Portugal. Bird Conservation International, 6: 255-259.

Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Domingos, I.M., Costa, JL., Assis, C.A. & Costa, M.J. , 1995, Age and growth of Liza ramada (Risso, 1826) in the River Tagus, Portugal. Scientia Marina, 59 (2): 143-147.

Moreira, F., 1995, Diet of Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus on emerged interdital areas in the Tagus estuary (Portugal): Predation or grazing? Journal of Avian Biology, 26: 277-282.

Moreira, F., 1995, The winter feeding ecology of Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta on interdital areas. II. Diet and feeding mechanisms. Ibis, 137 (1): 99-108.

Moreira, F., 1995, The winter feeding ecology of Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta on intertidal areas. I. Feeding strategies. Ibis, 137 (1): 92-98.

Moreira, F., 1994, Diet and feeding rates of Knots Calidris canutus in the Tagus estuary (Portugal). Ardea, 82 (1): 133-136.

Moreira, F., 1994, Diet, prey size selection and intake rates of Black-tailed Godwits, Limosa limosa, feeding on mudflats. Ibis, 136 (3): 349-355.

Palmeirim, J., Moreira, F. & Beja, P. , 1994, Estabelecimento de prioridades de conservação de vertebrados terrestres a nível regional: o caso da costa sudoeste portuguesa. Professor Germano da Fonseca Sacarrão, Museu Bocage, Lisboa, pp. 167-199.

Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Costa, J.L., Assis, C. A. & Costa, M.J. , 1993, The feeding strategies of Liza ramada (Risso, 1826) in fresh and brackish water in the River Tagus, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology, 42: 95-107.

Moreira, F., 1993, Macrohabitat selection by waders in the Tagus estuary (Portugal). Portugaliae Zoologica, 2 (1): 1-15.

Moreira, F. , 1993, Patterns of use of intertidal estuarine areas by feeding bird assemblages: a study in the Tagus estuary (Portugal). Ardeola, 40 (1): 39-53.

Moreira, F., 1993, Winter macrohabitat selection by birds in the Tagus estuary (Portugal ): herons, falmingos, gulls and ducks. Portugaliae Zoologica, 2 (2): 16-23.

Moreira, F., Assis, C., Almeida, P.R., Costa, J.L. & Costa, M.J. , 1992, Trophic relationships in the community of the upper Tagus estuary (Portugal): a preliminary approach. Estuarine, Coastal and ShelfScience, 34: 617-623.

Assis, C.A., Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Costa, J.L. & Costa, M.J, 1992, Diet of the Twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépéde) (Clupeidae) in the river Tagus estuary, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology, 41:1049-1050.

Costa, J.L., Almeida, P.R., Assis, C., Moreira, F. & Costa, M.J. , 1992, A study of methods of estimating the size of eel populations in small streams. Irish Fisheries Investigations, Series A (Freshwater), 36: 68-69).

Costa, J.L., Assis, C., Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F. & Costa, M.J., 1992, On the food of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.), in the upper zone of the Tagus estuary, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology, 41:841-850.

CORK: Effects of fire and forest management in cork oak forest stands

Funding: Municipality of Coruche (CMC) and Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). Period: 2013-Present. Reference: CEECIND/01378/2017/CP1430/CT0005.

WILDGUM - A multi-scale approach to study the naturalization of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) in Portugal

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: May 2013 to May 2015. Reference: PTDC/AGR-FOR/2471/2012.

EDGES - Ecologically Scaled Edge Responses: Patterns, Mechanisms and Predictive Modelling

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: April 2013 to September 2015. Reference: PTDC/BIA-BIC/2203/2012.

PERIURBAN - Peri-urban areas facing sustainability challenges: scenario development in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: March 2012 to February 2015. Reference: PTDC/AUR-AQI/117305/2010.

FIREREG - Factors affecting the post-fire natural regeneration variability in Pinus pinaster and Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal: implications for biodiversity and post-fire management

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: June 2010 to September 2013. Reference: PTDC/AGR-CFL/099420/2008.

PHOENIX - Forest conversion in burned areas

Funding: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), POCI Program. Period: 2005-2008.

Resistance of tree species to fire and cumulative effects of herbivory

Funding: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), POCI Programme. Period: 2005-2007. Reference: POCI/AGR/61407/2004.

EFORWOOD: Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain

Funding: EU, 6th Framework Programme, Integrated Project - "Global Change and Ecosystems". Period: 2004-2009.

Burned Areas Recovey

Funding: Fundo Florestal Permanente. Period: 2004-2009. Reference: 2004090026297.

Birds monitoring in the Pedrógão region

Funding: EDIA. Period: 2003-2005.

Agricultural changes and avian nest predation in mediterranean arable farmland: the role of habitat edges and corridors

Funding: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), POCTI Programme. Period: 2002-2005. Reference: POCTI/BSE/38601/2001.

Geographic variation in the abundance and reproductive biology of the turtledove (Streptopelia turtur (L.)). Implications for game management

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), POCTI Programme. Period: 2002-2005. Reference: POCTI/BSE/41067/2001.

Steppe birds monitoring in the Alqueva region

Funding: EDIA. Period: 1999-2003.

Passerines monitoring in the Alqueva region

Funding: EDIA. Period: 1999-2003.

Effect of the hunting regime in terrestrial vertebrates

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), PRAXIS XXI Programme. Period: 1999-2000. Reference: PRAXIS/AGR/C/11062/98. 

Prescribed fire effect on populations of terrestrial vertebrates

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation(FCT), Specific Enviroment Program. Period: 1998-2000. Reference: PEAM/C/IF/004/97.

FIRE TORCH - Prescribed burning as a tool for the Mediterranean region: a management approach

Funding: EU, 6th Framework Programme, "Environment and Climate". Period: 1998-2000. Reference: ENV4-CT97-0715.

Control and management of vegetation in forest areas

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), PRAXIS Programme. Period: 1997-1999. Reference: XXI.PRAXIS 3/3.2/FLOR/2108/95.

Moreira, F. 1996, A utilização das zonas entre-marés do estuário do Tejo por aves aquáticas e suas implicações para os fluxos de energia na teia trófica estuarina. PhD Thesis, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 266 pp.